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Reginald Pollack, 77; Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor, Lithographer

January 01, 2002|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Reginald Pollack, 77, a painter and printmaker, died on Dec. 6 at his home in Palm Springs. The cause of death was not reported.

A native of New York City, Pollack attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City. During World War II, he served in the 87th Mountain Infantry and later with the Air Force in the southwest Pacific.

He returned to making art after the war, living and studying in Paris. He developed a style that was loosely Impressionistic and brightly colored. Influenced by Cezanne, his subjects ranged from portraits, still lifes and landscapes to more metaphysical works.

Pollack was also a sculptor and lithographer.

He was a visiting critic in art at Yale before moving to Los Angeles in 1963. In 1968, Pollack and his twin brother, Merrill, collaborated on the antiwar book "O Is for Overkill; a Survival Alphabet."

Pollack's work is in the collection of several museums, including the Skirball Cultural Center and Museum in Los Angeles, the Stanford University Museum of Art, the Palm Springs Desert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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